Jero Yun’s “Beautiful Days” to Open up BIFF


Korean filmmaker Jero Yun’s “Beautiful Days”, a tale of a North Korean woman’s defection to the South while leaving her husband and child behind is set to open the 23rd installment of the Busan Film Festival.

The announcement came this morning at a press conference at the Grand Hotel in Haeundae.

323 films from 79 countries , including 115 world premieres and 25 international premieres are scheduled.

Kim Hong-joon is also tapped to lead the New Currents Jury this year.

“Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy” by Hong Kong director Yeun Woo-ping is set to close the festival which runs from October 4-13.

Jeff Liebsch
Jeff Liebsch has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Eurobasket, Tribal Football and Yonhap News. He can be followed on Twitter at @chevybusan.

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